Topic: Mars

University researchers analyzed images from CRISM to identify hydrated silica at the Jezero crater on the red planet. The Mars 2020 rover will retrieve samples from the site for further analysis.

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Fossilizing mineral found at 2020 Mars rover landing site

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Identifying life on Mars may be within reach thanks to University researchers’ new findings of hydrated silica on the red planet.

The Jezero Crater proves to be a promising site for exploration due to its geographic location. The crater lies at the edge of the Isidis Basin, sits on the volcanic plain Syrtis Major and is intersected by fractures known as the Nili Fossae.

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Jezero Crater selected as Mars 2020 mission landing site

November 29, 2018 1 comment

Following the announcement of the program nearly six years ago, the Mars 2020 rover mission has selected the Jezero Crater as its landing site.

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Science & Research Roundup

January 31, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A study conducted by researchers at the University identified an enzyme, SNRK, that could play a role in combating obesity in humans, according to a University press release.


Krishnamurthy ’19: Mars gives us hope

April 4, 2016 Comments are Disabled

On April 22, 2013, Mars One, a Dutch-based nonprofit venture, announced its search for volunteer astronauts to travel one-way to Mars.